My intense love for a wholesome dose of caffeine in an aesthetically pleasing establishment is no secret, as touched on in previous articles and guest blogs but more so detailed in my Instagram posts.
To kickstart the festive season, Leigh (from Life of Ling) and I journeyed to the stunning little town of Plettenberg Bay for a much-needed week-long girl’s trip.
Parts of this fun filled friendcation saw us venturing around town, in search of the best coffee-conversation spots Plett have to offer.
Here are my 4 stand-out Plettenberg Bay coffee shop picks:
Sunday’s are usually one day in the week that seem to have a set plan and purpose. For instance, I usually attend the morning church service followed by some weekly grocery grabs and a Sunday family brunch. Thereafter, it’s making Sunday afternoon lunch before heading over the evening church service. Being on vacation, however, meant a slight hiccup in regular Sunday programming.
Highly recommended by many, our Sunday afternoon was spent exploring the vibrantly picturesque Old Nick Village which hosts the beautiful farm stall style eatery Roost.
On this particularly warm day, I went for one of the freshly pressed juice options to go with my brownie and ice cream which proved to me that dessert is always the best lunch option.
Between the environmentally friendly anecdotes, family-oriented atmosphere and service with a smile – Roost is the perfect place to offer you heart-warming home away from home feels.
2. Café Bea Eli
Stumbling upon this cozy brunch spot with a cost-effective all-day breakfast menu to die for, taught us one of the biggest lessons of our trip – Let Go (of the itinerary) and Let Live.
I’ll admit, on this particular day we had planned on going to another well recommended coffee spot near the beach front, but upon arriving we were immensely disappointed by the poor service we had received.
In a moment of regrouping, we parked right in front of Café Bea Eli and as cheesy as this may sound – all else was a blur as our hearts and stomachs feasted on all this gem had to offer.
As I had a huge craving for flapjacks, I opted for the American Style Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup coupled with a decadent Café Mocha.
3. Le Fournil de Plett
Straight out of any girl’s storybook dreams lies this beautifully quaint French bakery and café.
Having produced one of the best cappucino’s I have ever had – Le Fournil de Plett offers a sweet and savoury assortment of freshly baked goods, a delectable breakfast and lunch menu as well as a smooth array of TRUTH Coffee [hot beverage] options.
Sitting pretty in the courtyard, Leigh and I deeply enjoyed our coffee + conversation with a scenic willow tree back drop.
To wrap up such a beautiful trip, it only seemed right to make our last coffee stop at the one place that was high on our coffee shop hop itinerary.
Sweetly tucked away at the upper level of The Square Shopping Centre, Doubleshot Coffee is an aesthetically pleasing European style coffee shop that will have one revelling at the heart-warming service, beautifully curated eats and aromatic coffee.
It wouldn’t have been a visit to Doubleshot without actually having a doubleshot coupled with the fluffiest scone, reminiscent of my great grandmothers’.
It’s important to note that Coffee Culture is more than merely about the caffeine and eats, but offers a sense of community through which sparks conversations that matter, with people who care.
So if you are looking for a place to rest, retreat and refuel – take your pick from these lovely Plett Coffee Shops.
Want to see what we got up to for 7 days in Plettenberg Bay?
Check out my latest vlog on YouTube (click link or see below).
[ proudly driven by Nissan Eastern Cape ]
Stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx